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H1N1 shot could be in seasonal flu vaccine next year

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You can expect health officials to keep telling you to get your flu shot every year But right now the center for Disease Control is talking about combining the H1N1 vaccine with the seasonal flu vaccine for the 2010-2011 flu season.

This would mean only one flu shot for the entire flu season and it would protect you from both H1N1 and the regular seasonal flu strains.

Workers from the Benton Franklin Health District say the reason the CDC needs to decide what to put in the flu shot for next year is because of the outdated technology still used to make vaccines. It takes about 6 months to make them, which is why they say the CDC should officially decide what flu strains will be in each vaccine by the end of this month.

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